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The Fast Track in nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma is designed for students who have earned a traditional bachelor's degree in another field and are are interested in a career in nursing. Upon successful completion, a Bachelor of Science in nursing will be awarded. The fast-track program can be completed in just 16 months and provides the flexibility of hybrid courses.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,

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Open November 1, 2023 - Deadline February 9, 2024

Application Process

  • Step One – Please email “Unofficial Transcripts” from EACH college/university attended, including the institution awarding the bachelor’s degree, to to do a degree audit, develop a plan of study, and check which courses will transfer. You will receive an email with your degree audit and plan of study once completed.
  • Step Two – Once the degree audit and plan of study is emailed to you, you will apply for admission to UCO (you will need a UCO ID and email to apply to the Fast Track Nursing):
    • Domestic Admissions, please visit
      • Click “Begin a New Undergraduate Application”
      • Scroll down to “Additional Student Type” and click “Apply Now”
      • Sign in to the application, go to “Readmit w/transfer credit” click dropdown “Seek Plan” and click on “2nd degree seeking bachelors”
      • Send ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from each to institution attended electronically through Parchment to
    • International Admissions, please visit
      • Review the list of required admission documents
      • Click on “Apply Now – Undergrad” to begin your application
      • Select “Transfer” as your student type within the application
      • Upload all required documents including your official transcript under the “supplemental items” section of the application. You will not be able to upload the documents until you submit the application and pay the application fee.
      • Upload "Fast Track Nursing Degree Audit Plan" to the Supplemental Items under "Additional Documents". 
  •   Step Three - After completing steps one and two, submit your Fast Track Fall application when it opens November 1, 2023 along with your OSBI background check that you can complete online through the Criminal History Information Request Portal, and the signed COVID-19 Acknowledgment and Release form. The nursing department no longer requires a standardized test for admission. The deadline to submit your application for Fall 2024 is February 9, 2024.


  • Hybrid courses (at least 51% online)
  • Complete in 16 months (fall, spring, May intersession, summer and fall)
  • On-campus classes are one day per week plus clinical/lab day(s).


  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Completion of prerequisites
  • Minimum 2.5 retentive GPA, no less than a C in any science course

Frequently Asked Questions

Fast Track B.S., Nursing Questions Answered

Career Opportunities

Nursing career opportunities include: 

  • Perioperative (operating rooms);
  • Emergency/trauma;
  • Critical care;
  • Ambulatory care;
  • Home health care;
  • Hospice and palliative care;
  • Occupational health;
  • Radiology;
  • Psychiatric-mental health; and, 
  • Holistic/complementary care.

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about the Department of Nursing faculty.


Vaccination Statement

The clinical facilities that have agreed to provide experiential education within the pre-licensure nursing program curriculum require designated vaccinations to participate in patient care at their facility.  Currently, most, if not all of the facilities accepting UCO students are requiring an approved Covid vaccine in order to participate in on-site clinical or instruction.  The clinical facilities are also responsible for the evaluation and administration of requests for exemptions to their respective vaccination requirements which may vary among clinical facilities.  Due to these facility vaccination requirements, unvaccinated students may not be able to satisfy a required component of the curriculum and therefore may be unable to complete the nursing program.  It is highly recommended that the admitted student complies with all vaccinations for uninterrupted progress through the program.

Still Have Questions?

Contact the Fast Track B.S. in Nursing at